Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Getting Started...That's The Hard Part. No Wait...Getting Booth Space, THAT'S The Hard Part. Who Am I Kidding...It Never Gets "Easy"! My good Friend Jeff Finally Got A Space At The Green Shag Market. Ah, Remember Those First Days?! Status: More MCM In Da House.
My friend Jeff has been trying to get his foot in the door at The Shag for seems like ages. I've really been rooting for him too as it means there'll be another vendor of fine vintage modern furnishing in the shop...and that can't hurt at all!
Pickings Are Seemingly Slim Just About Everywhere This Time Of Year. I Think I Found Some Bargains In Portland OR Though. Wanna Take A Look? Sure Ya Do! Status: Not My Turf!
I haven't been finding too much on the StL. craigslist lately and a quick look through a number of other cities has left me wanting. Thankfully, Portland Oregon came through with plenty of lovely bargains to show ya!
Monday, December 2, 2013
At First I Was Hesitant To Purchase This Rug Because McDuff The Fluff Can Make Such A Mess Of Such Things, But The Girlfriend Suggested I Could Easily Flip It In The Booth. After Shooting These Pics Though, I Think I'll Be Keeping It...Silly Cat Or Not. Status: Keeper.
Love that cat to death, but boy can he make a mess. That fat boy yacks on everything. Well, everything at floor level. At least he ain't yacking on the furniture...yet. So dropping a pretty shag rug in front of his mug might not be the best idea, but we're gonna try it out and see what happens.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
I JUST Found The All Christmas Music Radio Station And Now I Got The Perfect Boombox For The Season! This Red '80s Magnavox Boombox Was Waiting For Me At The Goodwill Yesterday. Works Like A Charm. Status: Available.
Find your leg warmers, get out your Hall And Oates Christmas cassette tape, plug this bad boy in and make your holiday party special! Yup, this bright red boombox could be yours! I'll be dropping it (and a few other items) off at the booth in The Green Shag Tomorrow (hopefully).
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Dang, It's Been A Long Time Since I've Found Some Cool Art. Kinda Makes Me Wanna Keep It! Le Creuset Cookware...Great Color And Great Cookware, But I Don't Really Cook. It'll Be Easier To Let Go. Status: Booth Fodder.
It's looking like an Orangey Orange weekend here at the Modtomic Ranch! Picked up a great Le Creuset sauce pan a couple days ago and just got the tall Sunset screenprint piece today.
Friday, November 29, 2013
I Like Ben. I Like Hot Chocolate. Put The Two Together On A Snowy Winter Day And I'm A Pretty Happy Guy. Throw In A Great Thrift Store Find For Good Measure And It's A Really Good Day! Status: Still...Headed To The Booth.
Don't ya just love it when you find something good AND "signed" at the thrift? Yeah, I know...they're not really signed but it's a lot closer than just a blank bottom! And I got a LOT of 'em!
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Even Though I've Been Feeling Under The Weather For The Last Couple Of Days Or So, I Still Managed To Procure A Nice Set Of Mies Van Der Rohe "BRNO" Chairs Last Sunday Evening. Status: Paired!
Sadly, no tags. Probably not Knoll since the seller...well, said they weren't. Still, they got style for miles and they'll go nicely with the chrome base table I featured a few days ago. I've still got to fix up the top of that table though, so it'll be a while.
Monday, November 25, 2013
A Gift Horse Would Have To Be One Uuuugly Steed For This Guy To Look Him In The Mouth. A Friend Offered This Hot Mess To Me For The Low Low Price Of Nuthin' And In The Back Of Frank It Went! Status: Now What?
Right, so what do I need with another Eames lounger knockoff project? I don't. But alas, I just couldn't say "No"! Surely I can find something to do with this mess of a lounge chair.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
A Little Trip To The Salvation Army Thrift Store Yesterday Turned Out To Be Quite Fruitful. I FINALLY Found A Stand For The Little Christmas Tree And A Cool 1960s Decor Book. Status: Keeping The Book.
I love finding these vintage decor books. They seem so few and far between. And a tree stand for the metal Christmas tree stand? Don't get me started how hard I searched for That!
Saturday, November 23, 2013
You Know I Don't Really Mess With Fiestaware Too Much. I Certainly Don't Collect It. It's Just Too Hard To Keep In Mind Which Pieces Are New And Which Are Vintage. Still, When I Find It And I've Got The Time To Look It Up... Status: Picked.
I've got a book on all this stuff in my booth (well, I think it's still in there), but maybe I need to pull it out and keep in my "library" since figuring out whether this stuff is vintage or not is kind of a pain. I'm like 90% sure this is Very vintage, like 1930's vintage, but since Fiesta kept messing with the marks and all, it's still hard to pin down.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Sorry 'Bout Not Getting This Out Earlier. Kinda Felt Ill Last Night. But At Least I Do Have Something Cool For Ya! Status: Modified Brasilia.
No no, this King Size Brasilia Bookcase headboard isn't the said "Modified Brasilia"...I don't want to shock any delicate sensibilities so you'll have to click through to peruse THAT! Reader Jeff from KC was kind enough to share some photos of his personal Brasilia collection, one piece of which has been cleverly repurposed.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Some Nifty Finds From Recent Times As Well As Earlier This Summer. A Couple Salem Biscayne Pitchers And A Mexican Handmade Bird. Status: Mystery.
I forgot all about the mixed metal bird art. I picked up the larger Biscayne gravy pitcher a few days ago and the smaller cream pitcher has been hanging around here for a while. Time I blogged about 'em all, wouldn't you say?
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I Picked Up Another Danish Modern Three Light Pendant Monday Before Work. It Was A Late Night Craigslist Find That I Should Have Found And Snatched Saturday. Status: All's Well That End Well.
This fixture is another one of those killer items that got overlooked by everybody on craigslist...
including me! I had been listed early Saturday afternoon and I didn't spot it until late Sunday evening. I hate it when that happens.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Party Time Is Just Around The Corner. Gotta Stock Up On Barware. Not Just Me...YOU TOO! Nothing Says Class Like A Silver Rim Flute Full Of Champagne Or A Chalice Full Of Miller High Life...If You're On The South Side. Either Way, Got Ya Covered! Status: Party Ready!
Nice barware scores, right? I just got the Dorothy Thorpe style silver rim flutes today. The Ruby Red chalices were a weekend find that I'm just now getting around to unwrapping.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Guess Who's Got Wood? This Guy! That is...I Got A Wood Butcher Block By Boos And A Vintage Wood Coca Cola Crate Too. Just A Couple Of Wooden Items I Found At The Thrifts This Weekend. Status: For The Booth.
You know those carts the Goodwill rolls out hoping the hoarders (you know 'em, they're the ones who grab a cart as soon as they walk in the front door) clean off so they won't have to find a place on the shelves for the stuff. That's were I found both of these items! But relax, I didn't fill up a cart...or block all the aisles with it either.